Gin Blossoms

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2013

    Liquid Sol (Finally) Announces Its Lineup

    Remember that one music festival Liquid Sol? You know, the one that reportedly was originally going to happen in September out in Florence only to be rescheduled for November in Glendale and then finally put off once more until next spring. Yeah, well, it's most definitely happening and now has an o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2013

    The Black Moods: "The Cover Band Thing Is Almost Like An Epidemic"

    Somewhere outside of Phoenix, in the blistering desert, towering rock and roll legends of the past buried a time capsule containing the key to a long lost sound. Through perseverance, talent and brilliance, The Black Moods from Tempe, AZ seem to have uncovered that capsule and tapped into the secret ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2013

    "The Poop Cruise Did Us No Favors," Says Mark McGrath Explaining Cruise Cancellation

    Of course, it was too good to be true. The '90s radio rock wet dream of the Mark McGrath and Friends Cruise (haha, water, get it?) will not set sail. The three-day seaward journey back in time that promised strains of inoffensive alt-rock between rounds of pool deck limbo was given the mayday call T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2013

    Who Decides What Rock is "Classic Rock?"

    Not everyone has the luxury of having an auxiliary jack in their car stereo. With the amount of leaks, holes, and weird noises coming from my engine, I'm lucky my beat up truck still runs period. I can't be asking for a decent stereo. So my commuting music consists entirely of FM radio, which is sti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2013

    Poll: What's Your "Forbidden Song"?

    I think everyone has a "Forbidden Song." What's that? It's like, whenever I hear the tune "Freebird," whether in the car or at some party or whatever, I have to turn it off. It's like an obsessive-compulsive decision and I will be forever agitated until that song is no longer playing. I'm not psy ... More >>

  • Music

    October 18, 2012
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    June 6, 2012

    Jackrabbit Lounge on Wednesdays: New Live Music Night, New Vibe

    Southwest Arts and Music and Jackrabbit Lounge are up to a new collaboration: an original live music showcase -- the only of its kind -- held every Wednesday night in the Valley of the Sun. I know, I know, Jackrabbit Lounge, right? Well, after being completely refurbished, the managers are trying ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2012

    Paul Collins & Peter Case, Rhythm Room, 3/13/12

    ​See also: Paul Collins and Peter Case on the First Time They Heard the Ramones and The State of Power Pop Peter Case and Paul Collins Rhythm Room Tuesday, March 13 "I'm playing on the streets everyday...I lose my voice, get sunburned, my fingers bleed, and I never make much more than a few doll ... More >>

  • Culture

    December 29, 2011
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    December 29, 2011
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    July 19, 2011

    Eight Bands That Should Make a Children's Record

    ​They Might Be Giants' new album, Join Us, comes out today. If you've only been following TMBG for the past four or five years, you might be under the impression that this Brooklyn-based band is a children's music group. That would be understandable, considering Join Us is the first TMBG album si ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2011

    America at Wild Horse Pass Casino, 7-15-2011

    America, though they have aged a bit since this photo was first taken ​America Wild Horse Pass Casino Friday, July 15, 2011 Sure, the venues that America is likely to play these days have gotten smaller, but it doesn't mean that the band isn't still capable of putting on a good show. The crow ... More >>

  • Music

    July 14, 2011
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    February 24, 2011
  • Blogs

    August 24, 2010

    GreenStock™ Expo -- Stupidly Scheduled for the Same Weekend as Fall Frenzy -- Canceled

    ​Local rockers Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers tweeted the unsurprising news that the GreenStock has been canceled this afternoon.I've been unable to confirm this with organizers -- who don't seem to have voicemail and haven't answered an e-mail -- but there's little reason to doubt it's true.

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2010

    Gig at The Vig, Sportsman's Happy Hour and RWB Strawberries in Today's Eater's Digest​Hungry for for your early morning serving of food news, with no preservatives or additives?Gig at The VigTonight and every Wednesday night or the rest o the summer, join The Vig and the Mill Avenue All-Stars on the patio for a free concert. The Mill Avenue All-Stars are made up o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2010

    Sand Rubies, a.k.a. The Side Winders at Sail Inn: Legendary Tucson Jangle-Poppers Host Reunion Show

    ​You can't listen to more than 30 seconds of Sand Rubies' 1990 single "We Don't Do That Anymore" before it become obvious that the Gin Blossoms weren't the first Arizona band doing the jangle-pop thing.Tucson's Sand Rubies -- originally called The Side Winders before a North Carolina cover band su ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2010

    Big Star's Alex Chilton Dies at 59

    Alex Chilton.​Alex Chilton, singer and guitarist of '70s rock band Big Star died last night in New Orleans at age 59. The cause of death is suspected to be a heart attack, and Big Star was set to play at this year's SXSW.The band is cemented in history as a highly influential with a cult following ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2010

    Brad Perry Plays Tonight's Opening of Long Wong's at the Firehouse

    He doesn't sling the temperature no more, but Brad Perry does know how to work a six-string.​When word broke a few weeks back of the impending return of Long Wong's to Tempe, I'm sure Valley music lovers had visions of the Gin Blossoms or Dead Hot Workshop headlining its grand opening. Sorry to d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2010

    Local Vintage

    The legendary Doug Hopkins.​This opening of Long Wong's on Apache and McClintock has certainly stirred up conversation. Its authenticity in regard to the original Long Wong's is in question, and there's even debate as to whether it should be referred to as a "re-opening" or a "grand opening." No ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2009

    You Asked for It: Prehab

    PrehabOne is Too Many (A Thousand Is Never Enough)Self-ReleasedIf Prehab's One is Too Many (A Thousand Is Never Enough) sounds a little too polished to be a debut, there's good reason. The guys spent five years as The Bedspins in the mid-90s, racking up 500 shows and serving as songwriters for the p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2008

    The Old Mill: Los Guys, and Tramps & Thieves at Last Exit on Friday, June 13th

    Surely Tempe-based Americana/rock bands get tired of the Gin Blossoms comparisons. But that’s the best measuring stick we can come up with for many of the bands making music off Mill Avenue now – including Los Guys and Tramps & Thieves. The music harks ... More >>

  • Music

    September 27, 2007

    Greyhound Soul

    Tonight and Every Night
    (re-silence Records)

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2007

    Fame, Shmame: Overlooked AZ Hall of Fame Nominees

    Halls of fame are all well and good, but face it: they never ever get it right. There’s always about twelve dozen perfectly great artists that get completely overlooked, or worse, ignored in favor of total mediocrity, and who gets to argue about it? No one, because halls of fame are HALL ... More >>

  • Music

    September 21, 2006

    Kingfish Fiasco

    sleeping and i hear you

  • Music

    August 24, 2006

    Funky Town

    More syrup than jam

  • Calendar

    July 14, 2005

    Living Hell

    Dante's Arizona premières at Alwun House

  • Best of Phoenix

    September 18, 2003


    Zia Record Exchange

  • Music

    April 10, 2003

    Here Comes the Groom

    Now that they have that Mexico bug out of their system, Ticker Tape Parade talk about achieving musical matrimony

  • Music

    March 14, 2002

    Magic Dragon

    Phoenix Jazz Workshop brings the jam back to the East Valley

  • Music

    December 6, 2001

    Sugar High

    Saccharin & Trust

  • Music

    June 21, 2001

    In 'n' Out

    The Gas Giants split; Jimmy Eat World lives up to its name; legends Hazlewood and Strummer return to the Valley

  • Music

    December 14, 2000

    Road Weary

    The Grievous Angels bid goodbye with a bleak chronicle of a traveling band

  • Music

    November 16, 2000

    Train Keeps A-Rollin'

    The Piersons carry on as a trio for CD release party and for their sidelined brother

  • Music

    November 2, 2000

    Back in the Zone

    Retooled version of local music showcase returns to the FM dial

  • Music

    May 11, 2000

    Treading in the Ether

    Robin Wilson and the Gas Giants have a phantom hit

  • Calendar

    December 30, 1999
  • News

    December 2, 1999

    Snafu 2000

    Phoenix officials told volunteers planning an expensive millennial downtown bash to think big. It seems as though nobody was thinking at all.

  • Music

    December 3, 1998

    Life After Death

    As we reach the fifth anniversary of Doug Hopkins' suicide, his best music remains unheard by all but a few friends

  • Music

    October 15, 1998

    Fizzy, Fuzzy, Big and Twangy

    Roger Clyne and P.H. Naffah embark on a post-Refreshments career with The Peacemakers

  • Music

    June 25, 1998

    9 Volt Leads the Charge

    Tempe power trio proves that it really is a fine line between clever and stupid

  • News

    January 15, 1998

    Good Year for Bad Days

    Their record company just dumped them; Fiesta Bowl sponsors think they're dips; but Tempe still love its Refreshments

  • Music

    April 18, 1996

    Songbird Rising

    Live music in Phoenix is there if you want it -- whatever it is you want

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    November 16, 1995
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    June 22, 1995
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    May 11, 1995
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    December 15, 1993
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